Quoted from brooklynknight:
I just joined the club and got my WOZ (pictures to come) yesterday. I posted under just tech, however thought this may be a better place to post my current challenge with it. I almost have it dialed in perfect, however I have been experiencing a couple of issues with the ball lock. The first thing that I noticed, is the ball lock releasing a 2nd ball when it is not multiball. My question on this is exactly how do you suggest I set the timing? there are 3 ball lock options in settings, who's default is 250. Do I leave ball one timing alone and only adjust the other two? Do I want the numbers higher or lower to try and get it not to release a 2nd ball? Do I need to drop my pitch? Just trying to troubleshoot.
The other odd challenge is when I get "there is no place like home" and there is a ball in the ball lock it will release it into play(before starting there is no place like home). if I drain that ball i do not receive there is no place like home. This has happened a couple times so not sure why or what is telling it to release the ball during there is no place like home.
Thanks in advance for any and all assistance!
The ball lock settings are individual to each game.
The numbers represent how long the arm is suspended up above the balls in milliseconds.
The 3 settings are how long the arm stays up with 1 or 2 or three balls already present in lockup.
Its very common for a ball to escape once in awhile.
On my game its the second ball always with one ball in lockup. You hit the ramp with a 3rd ball and one ball is released but once in while a second ball will escape.
Adjusting the 2nd ball lock setting can help. But if its infrequent, the ball escapes are considered normal.
If you dont have the patience or time to make fine adjustments, virtual locks are provided in the service menu to bypass the mechanical locks.